“It is critical that leading seafood companies strive to improve the treatment of all personnel across their operations. We learnt a lot in the Austral project with Terra Moana and Seafood Matter and appreciated their diligent approach.” *Terra Moana and Seafood Matter has since formed OSA with other marine experts and continues to engage with Austral.
Martin Exel – GM Environment and Policy, Austral Fisheries
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Austral Fisheries wanted to review and assess their operations and provide insights into their crewing arrangements and improvement recommendations to meet international best practice for crew onboard their Patagonian Toothfish Southern Ocean fishing vessels.
We collaborated to provide:
an overview of international best practice and major market expectations for leading, international, and publicly available social conditions on fishing vessels.
an overview assessment of the social arrangements and conditions as documented in Austral Fisheries’ policies and procedures for crew on board the Patagonian Toothfish fleet.
an initial overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Austral’s policies and procedures and where they sit in terms of that international context.
recommended next steps to ensure Austral could meet those market expectations and the emerging social accountability standards and welfare of crew guidance.